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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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By shutting down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Facebook has started going down that slippery slope of policing speech posted on its platform. (Associated Press)

The Soviet Union had Pravda, America has Facebook

So, apparently, Facebook has morphed from a social media giant into a major news gathering and publishing house. First order of business: Shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Published August 12, 2018

The Santa Barbara City Council voted in favor of banning plastic straws, like these. (Associated Press)

A modest response to the new self-appointed straw police

Given the clear and present existential threat these plastic straws pose to all of humankind, it was only prudent that the City Council of Santa Barbara pass a law threatening jail time for bloodthirsty straw merchants who insist upon peddling these vile weapons against humanity. Published July 29, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, looks over as he listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speak during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

One bad day from Trump; years and years and years of bad days from John Brennan

President Trump is the most courageous, imaginative, and dynamic American political leader in more than a quarter-century. He is willing to tackle huge problems and fiercely pursue bold and inventive courses in search of solutions to problems that cowardly politicians have ignored for decades. None of that was on display Monday in Helsinki. Published July 16, 2018

Rep. Steve Cohen said if Russian authorities had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev had traveled to Dagestan last year they might have tried to kill him. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Congressman Steve Cohen's Wasted Freedom

In this era of mob rule, a fellow like Rep. Steve Cohen might want to keep a sharp eye out for crowds of people with buckets of tar and garbage bags full of white feathers. Back home in Tennessee, he might also want to keep an eye out for any crowds carrying a rail. As in "the thing on which they might run him out of town." Published July 15, 2018

A barricade crosses railroad track at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore., Monday, June 25, 2018. Law enforcement officers began distributing notices to vacate to demonstrators late Monday morning. The round-the-clock demonstration outside the Portland headquarters began June 17, 2018, and increased in size early last week, prompting officials to close the facility. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

A new civil war is already upon us

"Beware the coming civil war!" Coming? Oh, it's already upon us. And it has been raging for some time now. Published June 27, 2018

President Donald Trump sits with Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump inherits Reagan's wind

No president from either party over the past three decades has earned the inheritance of Ronald Reagan on the world stage quite like President Trump has. Published May 27, 2018

What Obama and his political Choom Gang did is far worse than Watergate

At the end of all the scandal and drama, all of the breathlessly reported lies and false accusations, at the end of all the money wasted on some zany kabuki swamp dance choreographed to the thrumming of giant bullfrogs and yipping of excited coyotes — at the end of all of this — it comes down to precisely what we said it was a year and a half ago. Published May 20, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry attends the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP) ** FILE **

Throw John Kerry in jail

Once again, America finds John McCain heroically fighting for his life, this time against cancer. Perhaps inspired by such heroism, John Kerry has dusted off his old turncoat from his French closet and is turning traitor against the United States again. Published May 6, 2018